Marsh, Nasteff take ‘charge’ at obstacle challenge

April 13, 2013

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va., April 13, 2013 — Cody Marsh and Allison Nasteff led the charge on a cool Saturday morning at Sam Michaels Park in the inaugural Sam Michaels 5K Obstacle Challenge.

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Proceeds benefitted For the Love of Children Outdoor Education Center in Harpers Ferry. While the 3.1-mile event was originally called The Charge, a letter sent to race officials in the week prior to the race stated that name was taken. Co-race director Katie Nolan and event committee members hurried to make necessary changes. But the flavor of the course, Nolan assured participants, maintained the Civil War theme with obstacles called Bloody Lane, Trench Warfare, Stonewall and Casualties of War.

Marsh, 21, of Harpers Ferry, finished the single-loop course — partially barefoot — first in a field of 22 hearty Heat 1 finishers with a time of 23 minutes and 25.3 seconds. Alexander Tice, 25, of Shepherdstown, was second in 25:28.7 (and the first MUDDOGS finisher). Kyle Stuckey, 43, of Martinsburg, rounded out the top three in 25:46.5.

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In the women’s field, Nasteff, the 27-year-old Shepherdstown resident, led the way with a ninth-place finish overall (33:22.1). Nasteff was the second of 11 Team MUDDOGS members to stop the clock. Teammates Theodora Cullum, 37, of Harpers Ferry, placed second in the women’s standings (34:03.6) and Roslyn Mendez earned the proverbial silver medal in 35:37.7.

The day’s festivities also included a health and fitness expo with nearly two dozen vendors as well as a 1-mile obstacle race for kids.

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